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Writing Papers in Psychology, 9th Edition

  • Ralph L. Rosnow Temple University
  • Mimi Rosnow
  • ISBN-10: 1111726132  |  ISBN-13: 9781111726133
  • 208 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

This ninth edition of WRITING PAPERS IN PSYCHOLOGY provides frameworks, tips, guidelines, and sample illustrations for college students who are writing research reports or literature reviews that are expected to conform to style recommendations of the American Psychological Association. It also is designed to cultivate organizing, literature retrieval, critical reasoning, and communication skills under deadlines. For more than a decade, this brief, inexpensive, and easy-to-use manual has helped thousands of students in psychology and related fields with the task of writing term papers and reports.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapter 1 contains a flowchart that walks the student through the phases of writing research reports or literature reviews that are expected to conform to style recommendations in the fifth edition of the PUBLICATION MANUAL OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION as well as the proposal and, if required, a poster and a concise report of the research for distribution.
  • There is an exhibit illustrating how clustering can be used to begin to focus the first draft of a review paper.
  • An illustration of how a student might use PsycINFO.
  • Within each chapter, the sections are numbered to make it easier to refer to them.

Table of Contents

PREFACE FOR INSTRUCTORS.
1. Getting Started.
2. Finding and Retrieving Reference Materials.
3. Developing a Proposal.
4. Planning the Research Report.
5. Organizing the Review Paper.
6. Communicating Statistical Information.
7. Writing the First Draft.
8. Producing the Final Manuscript.
9. Preparing Posters and Concise Reports.
APPENDIX A: Jane Doe's Research Report.
APPENDIX B: John Smith's Review Paper.
INDEX.

What's New

  • Exhibits in Chapter 3 streamlined.
  • Looking over Maya's shoulder has been extended and used in new ways.
  • APA style of citing and referencing moved to an earlier chapter.
  • Ethical implications added to Chapter 6.
  • Sections are numbered for easier referral.
  • Various exhibits have been dropped, added, or revised.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ralph L. Rosnow

Professor Ralph L. Rosnow is Thaddeus Bolton Professor Emeritus at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where he taught in the Psychology Department for thirty-four years and directed the doctoral program in social and organizational psychology. He also has taught research methods and social psychology at Boston University and Harvard University, and was a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Maryland, an M.A. from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in psychology from American University in Washington, D.C. He has served on editorial boards of journals and encyclopedias and (with Robert E. Lana) was the general editor of Oxford University Press's RECONSTRUCTION OF SOCIETY series. He has been a fellow of AAAS and APA since 1970 and a charter fellow of APS since 1988. He and his wife, Mimi Rosnow, reside in Radnor, PA.

Mimi Rosnow

Mimi Rosnow has a background that includes editing at a national magazine.